Debian Security Advisory

DLA-948-1 dropbear -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
21 May 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-9079.
More information:

A vulnerability was found in Dropbear, a lightweight SSH2 server and client.

  • CVE-2017-9079

    Jann Horn discovered a local information leak in parsing the .authorized_keys file.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, this problem has been fixed in version 2012.55-1.3+deb7u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your dropbear packages.

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